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and invites them to watch a movie with spielberg. i'm referring to "lincoln." basically the republican party keeps talking on two sides of their face and not being hon west the american people they just don't like this president. but that's one of the reasons why the president recognizes his vacuum when it comes to that leadership. that's why he keeps sending vice president biden down to the congress to the negotiate on his behalf because they just don't like him. >> let's look at the record, maria teresa. speaker boehner has declined invitations to state dinners for each of the following countries, south korea, germany, china, mexico, india, and, of course, great britain. as for republican senate leader mitch mcconnell he turned down invasions for the state dinners of india and china. he even declined to come to the white house then the president was celebrating his home state's college basketball championships. but it's the president's fault that republicans aren't comfortable with him. explain that to me. >> something that may not be well-known is when boehner actually did go to one of th
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
address in history is the second inaugural address which is lincoln which some people say surpasses the gettysburg address. it's the best lay sermon no history. >> and dr. jill bide ep is accompanied by honey alexander, the wife of senator lamar alexander. and by debby boehner, wife of house speaker john boehner. sorry to interrupt you there. >> more recently, you may disagree with the content and the tone but no one will dispute the fact that george w. bush was aiming for the bleachers with his second inaugural with what he called his freedom speech which is -- in terms of projecting american force, moral and military around the world in the wake of 9/11 and the doctrine of preemptive military action. >> you knows the reference to lincoln, we talk about being in a divided america now. in many ways we are politically. but you think about lincoln and that inauguration, both of his, it was a different level. >> different level all together. he is involved in the conflict where half a million people would be killed, the end of channeled slavery. a lot is at stake. we're fighting now bu
: and abraham lincoln's, delivered to a nation divided by civil war. >> with malice toward none, with charity for all. >> reporter: a third theme, renewing our commitment to the values of our founding fathers. perhaps it's surprising the president found inspiration in the words of this former a adversa adversary. >> there can be no human rights without human liberty. >> reporter: aides tell us that, although the president disagrees with mr. bush's policy, he's moved by the speech's democratic principles. >> freedom by its nature must be chosen and defended by citizens. >> reporter: a message, aides say, the president will echo today, as he did at the white house last week. >> that most fundamental set of rights, to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> reporter: of all his predecessors, the president says he is most inspired by president lincoln. >> that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. >> reporter: in november, mr. obama screened steven spielberg's movie "lincoln" at the white ho
's not unprecedented. three presidents in the past have done the same. the first belonged to president lincoln. he used it in his swearing-in in 1861. and the second belonged to martin luther king jr. it was his traveling bible and it's fitting because today is martin luther king day. after the swearing-in, the president and the first lady family and friends, congressional leaders all head in to statuary hall for lunch. this is a tradition that dates back to 1889. they'll dine on bison and good old-fashioned apple pie. >> we go to chief correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer. he's covering his 12th inaugurations. good morning. >> actually it's 13. i came to lbj's with my mom. she got an invitation. the first one i covered, you're absolutely right, was 1968. and hearing robert gibbs talk about he will stress togetherness and trying to you know, heal this partisan divide it made me think of theodore roosevelt in his inaugural speech. he said at one point our relations with other powers are important, he said, but even more important are our relations among o
the quite remarkable book, april 1865 about lincoln's last days and inauguration is with us here. real quickly, jay, before the president comes out and the vice president, second inaugurations, what is special about them? >> it is special because it marks the continuing of a second term. of course we think of abraham lincoln's masterpiece second inaugural which inspired all americans of his day. i think really it's a day of humility. george washington put it best. he said after taking the oath of office my hand trembles but my heart does not. i think that pretty much sums it up. >> his was the shortest inaugural address, first ever, 135 words. lincoln's was only 700 words in 1865. a lot of people think it was the greatest speech a president ever delivered. >> it was the greatest speech a president ever delivered. the nation was in the throes of a civil war. lincoln was exhausted. before he gave the speech he spent time in the capitol signing bills. there was a lot to work to be done. >> with malice toward none and charity for all. obviously the civil war was about to end and he was ver
washington, jefferson, and lincoln. both a message of humility and of inspiration to someone taking the oath of office for president. >> this is now the biden family. the biden brothers who have been a campaign concert with their father the other night when he was at the iowa ball. he said he was proud to be president of the united states meng corrected himself and said he is proud to be vice president of the united states. it is said that he does want to be president and he will throw his hat into the ring as soon as this gets underway. >> there are a couple of people who are likely to throw their hats in the ring, including mrs. clinton. they have used this family bible and all the swearing sin and his family. president obama we used to buy votes. i think history should note i saw one of the people on the stand who was jay-z. the first time that he has been on the inaugural stanford presidential inauguration. [laughter] also beyonce will be performing and james taylor and kelly clarkson. megyn: i'd like to take that back. you can start from scratch. but can you get through the rest of the
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one. >> of course, there was lincoln's second inaugural where he talked about the wounds of the nation. we know that the president has been working on this president for weeks and major garrett, our chief white house correspondent, is at the white house this morning with a little bit of insight on what we might hear today. >> well, good morning, scott. those closest to the president tell us this speech is in the moment and it's going to talk, they hope, credibly, believably about responsibilities ahead. and the prospect for not only bipartisan compromise, and things that didn't seem achievable four years ago. it might be worth reminding us ourselves how the president ended first inaugural address four years ago. scott, the president talked about america being in the midst of a winter of our hardship and he urged the nation to brave icy currents and to endure whatever storms may come. there was a sense of forboding then, a sense of crisis, both economic and otherwise, that white house advisers that he feels is no longer as present now as it was then. so that's part of the optimistic not
. >> "new york times" best-selling author of lincoln biography "team of rivals" doris kearns goodwin in between awards shows has joined us. and nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw. welcome to all of you. tom, that's where we tee it up. the president, as he begins a second term, very difficult climate in washington and very real expectations. >> yes. and i was looking at those top three priorities for the american people. and they all fit into his single most difficult task, it seems to me, both conceptually and specifically. in the next couple of years, he only has a couple of years, these are second terms and not four-year terms. you're running right up to the mid-term election frankly. there's a desperate need for the country going forward to do something about tax reform and entitlements sitting under the umbrella of fixing the economy and creating near jobs and stopping spending. that's going to be tough. we have been giving people things for a long time. now they'll have to reel them in and fine tune them, and that will take an exceptional hand in the white house to pull t
goodwin later on. what is the chance he doesn't quote lincoln's second inaugural? >> i would be shocked if lincoln is not quoted. i would be shocked if specific issues aren't mentioned. that doesn't mean he isn't going to talk about newtown. but as far as talking about guns and gun control, he's got a state of the union in three weeks. advisers continue to remind us of that. hey, this is not a laundry list of things he wants to get done. yes, he has a small window. i think savannah is right, i think we'll be able to judge by the fourth of july of this year, has he gotten one of his gun proposals passed through congress, is immigration done? all of those things, if he can get them done, probably need to get done by the summer. but today's speech knot for that. that's that state of the union which takes place in three weeks. >> all right. chuck todd in front of reviewing stand. we want to show you, especially those just joining us the kind of calendar of events, the schedule upcoming. right now, the president is hosting congressional leaders inside the white house for a kind of traditiona
figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. it is also a reminder for me that this country has gone through tough times before but we always come out on the other side. we're constantly perfecting our union and making it more fair. we want everybody to have a fair shot in this country. if you work hard, you can make it. regardless of where you come from or what you look like. it is probably the most important thing to keep in mind when you are president of the united states. i will uphold my oath of office at the same time letting me remind people of the sacrifices of the past. from the presidential inaugural committee host: first lady michelle obama just turned 49 last week. she will have a big role during the next couple of days. here is take twe
-american manager of a moody bible. and he will use that, and tomorrow, the bible that abraham lincoln used on his inauguration and one used by martin luther king. there you have it, a shot of the blue room, aptly named. >> this is a look inside the white house with chief justice john roberts. let's listen in to the white house for swearing-in of president barack obama. >> please, raise yush right hand and repeat after me, i barack, husays obama do solemnly swear hay will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend... the constitution of the united states. so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> and with that, president obam has started his second term. it's amazing to watch. you saw the president enter the second term, the 44th president of the united states with a swearing-in by the chief justice and megyn kelley. >> i owe wallace a quarter. >> he did use the
crisis. we talked about abraham lincoln's second inaugural while the civil war was still going on. we talk about f.d.r.'s "we have nothing to fear." the great depression was on and unemployment with such staggeringly high numbers so this is a time where people have felt improvement since president obama came? we have to remember the crash of the economy stock market in such terrible shape. it's been a progressive incrementalism. but i have to say this speech is part of a progressive tradition of a theodore roosevelt speech in kansas where barack obama in 1911 when -- in 2011 he went and if you read the t.r. speech "the new nationalism" you'll find hit in the speech he gave today. you'll find it at f.d.r.'s second inaugural and in many of martin luther king's speeches. people talk about kennedy's inaugural about swords and switchbacks. it's a technique that worked brilliantly for john f. kennedy but i think the president had caught the aura of dr. king today quite well. >> pelley: and this day being inauguration day and martin luther king day all at the same time. doug, thanks very muc
think, is that if you educate the country -- you know, when he talked to you, he mentioned lincoln's quote. there's a second sentence to lincoln's quote. lincoln's first quote was without public opinion, nothing can happen, but with it, he who holds sentiment goes deeper than he who makes laws. i think the second term what he understand from the first term is he was inside washington too much. you have to use the bully pulpit. you have to get out among the people. you have to mobilize. he has a base out there, a coalition that voted for him, pretty actively came to the polls. and the best presidents have been able to mobilize pressure from the outside in. and what four years has told him, maybe he's tried to get republicans over. some of them don't come. he should keep trying. and he has to really keep trying with the democrats. i agree. those are the ones he should schmooze. whatever that word is. i didn't say it right. >> don't pretend you don't know it. >> it is between smooch and -- exactly. >> richard, i want to pick up on that point. >> although that sounds very good, of cour
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
of all time at 135 words. lincoln's terribly famous one in 1865 just 700 words. is shorter better the second time around? >> i think typically less is more with these kinds of speeches, but it's hard. you have a president who has been re-elected who knows this will be the last time he or she will ever do this, and they typically have something on their minds they want to say and they figure they're going to take the moment to do it, but by and large they're all better served if they can keep these things shorter rather than longer. >> don, did you write a short one for clinton's second inaugural? >> president clinton's second inaugural was longer than his first. it didn't stretch on and on, but i think we would have liked -- >> was that his fault or your fault? >> no comment, no comment. we would have liked to have been able to have another day for another edit, but it was a good speech, and, again, you know, they have something to say. president clinton in that case was talking about the 21st century and the millennium that we were moving towards and how he wanted america to come
to abraham lincoln. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> reporter: on the very same lincoln bible president obama used a
, four presidents took the oath of office. here abraham lincoln served his single term in congress, and john quincy adams, the only former president to return to serve in the house spoke out against slavery. today we also remember in event that took place outside the building but reverberated within. this year marks the 50th anniversary of the reverend r. luther king junior's march on washington, which spurred passage of the historic civil rights laws. we are honored to have with us a colleague, congressman john lewis, a speaker at that historic march. [applause] ongressman lewis' life exemplifies the courage and sacrifice that has made our nation great. please stand and take about what so we can all recognize you. [applause] -- take a bow so that we can all srecognize you. behind us, the painting we have chosen for this luncheon is at niagara falls. 6.is was painted in 1850 sike for me, niagara falls never fails to inspire a tremendous all of the natural beauty of our country. then and now, the mighty falls symbolize the grandeur, power, and possibility of america. i want to thank
that clear. another thing. a man who says he is a fan of abraham lincoln to talk about the blood by the lash and the blood by the sword, approved our history could not talk about equal rights and have the republic survive so long as part of our population was in slavery. he made it sound as if it was some sort of combustible axiom within the nation itself that that occurred rather than the conscious choice of abraham lincoln. and the north, to commit military resources to the nation's future and fate as well as the lives of 300,000 union soldiers who freed the slaves. people need to remember, and this president would do the people of this country a great service and history and reality entered the service if he would acknowledge that 300,000 people from the north engaged in a war of the union to free the slaves. this was not an uprising by slaves. people should remember this. this was not a moment in history in which some league leaders grew up from the south of the north. this was a process of the logical conclusion to my belief, of a nation that was divided at its inception on the issue of
back. ben kissell of abe lincoln's top hat. the brilliant sherrod small. i'm sure you saw you on rupaul's drag race. loved you as the black guy. and dave rubin of the rubin report on rubinreport.com. gentlemen, i should not call you that, thank you so much for stopping by. >> john: so glenn beck is building the perfect community. perfect being a really relative term. that's in my commentary coming up next. >> john: so this week, glenn beck here announced that he has plans to go gault. and create a self-sustaining community based on the philosophy of ayn rand's character, john gault in her book atlas shrug a book originally titled hey it is totally cool to be a selfish douchebag. independence park will be inspired by disneyland but built on the principles of the free market where families can "find happiness, inspiration courage and hope" without any of the big government socialism like libraries or post offices or the u.s. army. glenn beck's community will surround a lake that is larger than all of disneyland. it will provide its own food and energy, produce its own tv and film content
, he'll use two other bibles. one of them belonged to president lincoln. it's the same one will be used in 2009 during the inauguration. the second bible belongs to civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. king's son joins me now from washington. we're so glad you're here. >> thank you. i'm honored to be here today. >> you wrote an op-ed, even your description of the bible is touching. you say it's faded and some of the pages are torn. tell us how your father, dr. king, used that bible. >> well, number one, we found that when he was pastoring or preparing a sermon, his first sermon at the dexter avenue memorial baptist church, that he actually had markings where he actually designated certain things within the bible. we know that he traveled with the bible, derived inspiration from it. it certainly is worn and at tattered. but i think that shows how much he used it. >> you say you never thought the bible would be used again. why? >> you certainly could never imagine that it would be used in the capacity that it is going to be used on monday as the president accepts his oath of off
for the seven blocks going to the capitol. four years ago, it was all the way back to the lincoln memorial, it was packed with people. governor granholm, you remember from four years ago, in order for everybody on the mall who -- face it, i mean as far as the natural -- unless you have binoculars from here, you can't see what's going on on the west wing of the capitol. every block or so, they have the giant judge bow ton -- jumbotrons so everyone only has to look about a block to see the giant screen so they can both see and hear what's going on. >> jennifer: only about 35 degrees. i don't see much condensed air coming out of your mouth so it must be a little bit warm. is it? >> yeah. the sun is out. it is probably closer to 40 degrees. i took the jacket off when i walked over here to get through the security because it was nice. it is going to be nice. they're expecting it may get a little bit colder this afternoon. maybe rain or snow tonight but people, you know, again, it is really an amazing atmosphere. the sun is shining. it is not as cold as it was four years ago. the conditions are
's short letter. most second inaugural speeches are shorter. lincoln's second was short and washington's, i think it's shorter, more concise and the president, if he wants to create a memorable inaugural needs one or two things. it's not a state of the union, not a laundry list, it's one or two themes, if he talked about fixing the broken politics in washington, which we know is hackneyed and needs repair or long-term entitlement reform, one or two big things and stuck with that, i think that'd be better off than creating a laundry list of stuff. >> steve: sure, the laundry list comes with the state of the union and you and everybody else will see the president take the oath, the ceremonial oath and speech at noon on fox. thanks steve. >> steve: you bet. a group overcome treacherous seas to victory in one of the world's most dangerous races. modeled for success. it does a body good. and also the secret to winning yourself a nobel peace prize? sign us up! ♪ >> all right. it's one of the most dangerous ocean races around. sailing from sydney, australia to taz mania, in 1998 a group of amat
's a movie out right now, as you know, "lincoln", and daniel day-lewis won best actor for the golden globes and shows how he reached out to his adversarieadversaries, a showed magnanimity. and you have to take a different approach. >> you're the leader of the freeway world, you're the president of the united states. your job is to lead. lead by example, reach out to people who disagree with you and finding the common ground in fact to move forward. there are years of agreement. find those a -- there are areas of agreement, but the fiscal cliff bill, it was been raising taxes on the public. the public is outraged what's going on and no leadership in washington willing to take a stand back there and say how can we work together? like i tweeted last night, with the president coming out yesterday and holding that press conference, and demonizing the republican party for everything, social security, children, all of these other things, i said, you know, if i'm the speaker of the house, i say to the president of the united states, you know something? i'm going to take this house to recess and we'
on the lincoln memorial. the "i have a dream" speech was that we must open the doors of all opportunity to every child born alive with the fierce urgency of now, and i think they both have that fierce urgency, but they have a vision that takes them beyond partisanship. >> that fierce urgency of now, those are words that president obama used frequently early on when he was campaigning around as well. harris wofford, good to see you. former pennsylvania senator, longtime civil rights activist and still fighting the good fight as well. thank you. >> good to be with you on this good day. >> up next, sentiments from an obama friend and longtime supporter. i spent some time in boston talking to massachusetts governor deval patrick. we'll share his thoughts on the other side of this break, and will there be poetry in his words same-sex pectations for president obama's inaugural addre address, well, they run the gamut. our brain trust has our their thoughts. that's coming up. msnbc, the place for politics. stop compromising! new vidal sassoon pro series. care and styling from the original salon genius,
lincoln. that expression of the spirit of freedom is what we want you to take with you today, and it is contained in this portfolio that you will receive from the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, along with a frame depiction of the capitol as it appeared at the start of the civil war. you heard it well described by chairman schumer in his remarks. today the statue of freedom and the spirit of freedom watches over the capital as another president from illinois has taken the oath of office. despite the challenges at home and abroad, we heard in president obama's eighth inaugural address a message of hope, a vision of peace, progress, prosperity, and the promise of freedom for all. may god bless you, president obama, vice-president biden, and your families. congratulations, with wishes for much success for you, for that is the success of our nation. may god bless you all, may god bless america. [applause] >> mr. president and dr. biden and your whole wonderful families, i rise now to toast the vice president of the united states and my former colleague and
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